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Nutritional Status of Slum Children of Mumbai-A Socio-Economic Survey

A Socio-Economic Survey IN June 1993, the authors and a group of students conducted a sample survey of households in a slum settlement beside the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Gorsgaon, Mumbai. As part of this socio-economic survey of households, we collected anthropometric data on all children in the surveyed households who were five years of age or below. These anthropometric data included information on the height, weight and midarm circumference of each child. In this paper, we present a brief account of the socioeconomic characteristics of households in the surveyed settlement, and attempt to identify the prevalence of undernutrition among children using the available anthropometric data.

Revamping PDS Some Issues and Implications

Revamping PDS: Some Issues and Implications S Geetha M H Suryanarayana This paper attempts to answer the following questions: (i) What have been the objectives of the PDS and have they changed in successive five-year plans? (ii) Is there any disparity among the states in terms of food distributed under the PDS? If yes, what is the disparity has it changed over the plan periods and which are the states that have to make concerted efforts to improve the PDS? (iii) If there had been proper targeting of the PDS only towards the population below the poverty line, what would have been the quantum of food distributed, the position in individual states, the total subsidy and the improvement in the per capita consumption of the poor?
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